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Ma Te Sai

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A lovely fair trade shop

Our group visited Ma Te Sam and enjoyed an embroidery class in traditional Hmong embroidery. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anne M
Mackay, Australia
Real Lao

If you are looking for soveniers from Lao - this is the place to go. Most other stall in the... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia
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Ma Te Sai means "where is it from?" In Lao. We choose and design beautiful gifts and household items that are hand made by people, from villages around Laos.
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Shop 42 Ban Aphai | (Opposite Aussie Bar), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 260 654
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group visited Ma Te Sam and enjoyed an embroidery class in traditional Hmong embroidery. This shop is run by a wonderful Australian woman, Emi Weir and is very fair trade. Emi travels regularly to northern tribal groups to obtain her stock, so it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you are looking for soveniers from Lao - this is the place to go. Most other stall in the markets are selling you products that come from China or vietnam. At least this shop is supporting a local industry and the prices are reasonable.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Although it is a couple of months since our trip, booked through the beautiful staff at Ma Te Sai we have had time to reflect on what was a wonderful family experience. From the initial enquiry, as to what would work best for us with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank lemacfamily1
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you want a range of locally made textiles or crafts to take home, Ma Te Sai is the place to go. Not overpriced like the other shops in town, this one offers great souvenirs and gifts at a very reasonable price. I came away...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

As usual there are many shops and the Night Market selling products from Laos. How can one tell if the product is not from another country (ie. Vietnam, China, Thailand etc.). Which are aplenty passing off as Laos products. Well at this shop the owner...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank May-Sze L
Reviewed 30 June 2017

If you are looking for guaranteed authentic Laos handicrafts (some of the products from places like the night market can be imported from China) shop no further than Ma Te Sai. There is a great selection of textiles, home decor, clothes and jewelry that comes...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Shoelick
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Interesting shop if you are looking for something special to take home. Laos made fabrics as napkins runners scarves and fabric used to make other things like handbags . Supporting local people can't be aanything other than a good idea. There are a couple of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank scotdeemex
Reviewed 26 May 2017

this is a boutique selling all kinds of handycraft, clothing, fabric with are all authentic and beautiful designs. prices are more then the night market but in terms of quality you will not regret. staff are attentive and helpful.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 2 April 2017

you will find here authentic artcraft, nice fabrics and other elements made by the villages themselves and authentically certified- it is more expensive than the night market but you know where it is coming from and you are also helping back the villages with your...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank cathchris75
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I joined the sunset cruise with my family members, we were13 people in the group. We have few seniors and a child. Staffs are very friendly and taking good care of seniors and child. They arranged a tuk-tuk to pick up from the hotel and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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